Making #‎smallchanges‬ with Optiwell {giveaway!}

Making #‎smallchanges‬ with Optiwell {giveaway!}

Happy 2016! I will be back later this week with some reflections on 2015, resolutions for 2016 and some long awaited pregnancy posts, but in the meantime, I have an exciting giveaway to kick off 2016.

I like the idea of improving life by making a series of small changes – we talk about this a lot at my day job and the process of making continuous improvements to get to an easier or better life, also known as the “aggregation of marginal gains” (which is what the British Cycling team did to lead to their amazing performance at London 2012). Now, I’m not expecting my small changes to lead to Olympic glory, although that would be nice, but rather a happy, healthier family.

Optiwell is helping with that – they’ve challenged bloggers to take part in their 10 day #‎smallchanges trial. Optiwell is a yoghurt drink which is available in both 1 litre tetrapak and 330ml on-the-go bottles, offering a “tide me over” alternative to unhealthy snacking, and can be a small step towards a healthier lifestyle in a world filled with temptation. It naturally contains calcium and is high in protein, which helps maintain bones and muscles.

Which is where my small change comes in. We’ve being trying out Optiwell over the past couple of weeks and have decided that our small change is to eat breakfast every morning. Ideally together, sat at the table, which is where the pouring carton comes in very handy and is lovely over cereal and with fresh fruit (or even made into pancakes or muffins, if you have more time – some other Optiwell recipes are here) and even just drunk out of a glass. For the mornings when we want to eat breakfast in transit, or simply wouldn’t usually have time to have breakfast, the 330ml bottle is handy to grab from the fridge and drink alongside a piece of fruit and some carbs of some kind.



The exciting part is that you don’t just have to take my word for it – I’ve another kit to giveaway to a lucky reader. Just use the rafflecopter widget below to enter, and one person will be receiving enough yogurt to try for 10 days, and a pretty lovely kit to help you eat it.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions: 1. To enter Optiwell 10 day trial kit giveaway you must share your small change on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a valid link here as your entry. There are additional options for more entries. 2. The prize is 1 x Optiwell 10 day trial kit and will be sent out directly by the agency. No cash or alternative prizes will be given 3. The prize draw will start on 03.01.16 and end at 11.59pm on 06.01.16 4. The winner will be picked from all valid entries 5. The winner will be notified directly via email. The winner must reply within seven days of receiving the email or a new winner will be picked at random. 6. I reserve the right to change the entry dates at any time, for any reason.

Post in conjunction with Optiwell.



  1. Rena Plumridge January 4, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Trying to get fitter and lose a little weight

  2. Martina Pichova January 4, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I am trying to have more patience with my kids.

  3. Michelle O'Neill January 4, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    would like to lose a little weight x

  4. Karen Richards January 4, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Trying a save a little bit of cash each week and walk a bit more.

    • Lorrie November 16, 2016 / 7:35 am

      Thanks again for all the kind words and thoughts folks. mellaneous, thanks for checking our friend conc..feedbask. I think he/she will learn so much from the people who comment here. And for that alone I am glad he lurks and comments. Hopefully we will help him/her to become a better person in the long run. Although I doubt it, the guy/or girl has no shame 🙂

    • http://www./ December 23, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Okay, Colin Powell has just joined the long list of Temporary Useful Idiots for Obama. I thought, until recently, that black/white relations had greatly improved in the United States, but WRONG!

  5. Samantha loughlin January 4, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    To look after my emotional and physical wellbeing I’ve been neglecting my self lately xx

  6. Lynsey Buchanan January 5, 2016 / 12:13 am

    I would like to get fitter now that I have quit smoking

  7. Lynsey Buchanan January 5, 2016 / 12:15 am

    I would like to get fitter now that I have quit smoking.

  8. Lynsey Buchanan January 5, 2016 / 12:15 am

    I would like to get fitter now that I have quit smoking. (three month quit)

  9. jamie banks January 5, 2016 / 7:18 am

    to save money x

  10. Ruth Harwood January 5, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I’m starting yoga classes in an effort to get in shape xx

  11. elaine stokes January 5, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I’m cutting my sugar and salt intake

  12. suzanne Drummond January 5, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    ive swapped milk for almond milk

  13. Emma Ridgway January 5, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I’m going to stop buying large bags of crisps and Pringles as I just eat the lot once they’re open. Instead I will buy standard size bags and try to eat less overall.

  14. Nancy Bradford January 5, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    I’m changing from fizzy caffeine drinks to water in 2016.

  15. Nancy Bradford January 5, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    I’m changing from fizzy caffeine drinks to water in 2016. Thanks for the chance x

  16. emma kinsey January 6, 2016 / 7:22 am

    going to stop smoking as much

  17. kim neville January 6, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    To reach for healthier snacks rather than chocolate

  18. Fiona Jk42 January 6, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I am going to try to cut down on the amount of coffee I drink. I drink 2 mugs of strength 6 black coffee in the morning, another 2 after lunch and often another one later on. I’ve tried going “cold turkey” before, and suffered terrible headaches, so this time I shall try to wean myself off caffeine gradually.

  19. Michelle O'Neill January 6, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    trying to lose a little weight x

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